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Burkina Faso votes despite violent insurgency

Voting took place on Sunday (22 November) in presidential and parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the Sahel Region of Africa. The elections were overshadowed by violence from an Islamist insurgency. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud." Official results are not expected for some days

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Presidential elections in Azerbaijan

There are eight candidates, including the incumbent, President Ilham Aliyev. Under constitutional changes approved last year the term of office for the newly elected president will be seven years. The main opposition parties have called for a boycott of the elections.
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Putin re-elected president of Russia

A Russian state TV exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote. The victory was widely predicted and marks an increase in his share of the vote from 2012, when he won 64%. The exit poll put the turnout at 63.7%, down on 2012, and the lowest in a presidential election in Russia since 1991